It is high time that we all stopped being tools and victims of totalitarian techniques—techniques that, if continued here unchecked, will surely end what we have come to cherish as the American way of life.Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, June 1, 1950, speaking against McCarthyism
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Thanks, Joanne. I don’t know how many times I have asked out loud to no one in particular, “Where is our Margaret Chase Smith?”
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I think the closest we have at this point is Liz Cheney, although she has been so marginalized in the current cult of personality that the Republican party has become that she isn’t able to have as much impact.
On a personal note, when I was back on campus for my 40th reunion, I made a point to visit your books in the Alum case at the Poetry Center.